Each of these awards represents a success story. They represent elections won, activists mobilized, voters persuaded and contributions given. They represent countless hours of hard work by ourselves and our clients. They aren't just accolades for selling widgets, but, awards for demonstrated and sustained excellence in political and advocacy communication that is changing the world for the better.
The AAPC is dedicated to fostering the next generation of political professionals and is proud to recognize leaders and innovators in the political business community (including media, advertising, polling and public affairs) who are making a mark in their organization and their profession.
BuzzMaker's AAPC 40 Under 40:
Campaigns & Elections has a long tradition of recognizing the best and the brightest in the political industry. It's a tradition that is anchored by their annual Rising Star award. Since 1988, C&E has honored up-and-coming campaign pros with Rising Stars and over the years recipients have reached the heights of the campaign business.
David Axelrod, James Carville, Alex Castellanos, Ben Ginsberg, Hal Malchow and Mark Mellman are among the inaugural class of Rising Stars crowned in 1988. C&E Rising Stars have served in senior positions on the presidential campaigns of every major party nominee since 1992.
BuzzMaker's Rising Stars:
On 17 August 2011, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow highlighted our work in a five minute segment. At the end of the piece, she said of our work, "That's the political tactical innovation of the day. I don't give awards, but, if I did, you'd win that one."
Known as the "Oscars of Political Advertising," the Pollie Awards are the national showcase of political and public affairs excellence hosted each year by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC).
Overall Online Campaign & Fundraising Pollies
Online Advertising Pollies
Traditional Media Pollies
Social Media Pollies
Sponsored by Campaigns & Elections magazine, the Reeds recognize excellence in campaign management, political consulting and political design.
The Goldie Awards recognize excellence in political practice and communication. Democrats are recognized with a Golden Donkey. Republicans are recognized with a Golden Elephant. Non-Partisan and International entries are recognized with a Golden Eagle.